Japanese invasion of Gonzaga

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Japanese invasion of Gonzaga
Part of Philippines Campaign (1941–42), Pacific War
A map of Luzon Island showing Japanese landings and advances from 8 December 1941 to 8 January 1942.
Date 10 December 1941
Location Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines
Result Japanese victory
 Empire of Japan  Commonwealth of the Philippines

Japan launched an attack on Batan Island on 8 December 1941, to get control of the airbase on the island. Japan used this airbase to launch attacks on other islands. When the fall of liberated the town municipality in Gonzaga on 1945, joint forces of the American troops under the U.S. Sixth Army and Filipino troops under the 14th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL becomes the invasion and captured are defeating Japanese forces.

The invasion[edit]

On 10 December, Japanese troops were heading off of Batan Island, when heavy winds threatened their crews. The convoy left two companies on Aparri and landed more troops on Gonzaga. While the Japanese were unloading, they were attacked by heavy bombers, but the damage done was not extensive.[1]


  1. ^ "The First Landings". Retrieved 18 March 2014.